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It Takes a Village: Creative Classroom Management Strategies

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  • How can classroom disruptions be managed more effectively? How can they be prevented in the first place? The clinicians — two band directors and their principal — will show you how to build a village of support and discuss how strong professional relationships can have a significant positive impact in your classroom. The presenters will offer creative solutions you can implement immediately.
  • Anderia Troutman (atroutma@ccisd.net)
  • 12/21/2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Meeting Room W187
  • Andie Troutman, a University of Houston graduate, is in her 40th year of teaching intermediate school band. She is the head band director and fine arts department chair at Brookside Intermediate, where her bands consistently earn first divisions at UIL contest. She is an active clinician and adjudicator throughout the Houston area. She is frequently called on to be a mentor to student teachers and young band directors, and she has previously been awarded Brookside Intermediate’s Teacher of the Year. Andie has been a presenter twice at the Texas Music Educators Association conference with her associate, Jennifer Rogers. Andie is active in her church where she leads the hand bell choir and is a member of the music group Spirit of Peace. She is married to Tom Troutman and has two children, Jacob and Kristina, and five grandchildren.
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  • Jennifer Rogers
  • Jennifer Rogers has been teaching band for 12 years, nine of which have been with her former teacher and mentor, Andie Troutman, at Brookside Intermediate. Andie and Jennifer have seen their beginner band numbers triple since they've worked together, a fact they attribute to their focus on building relationships within the community. Jennifer is an active clinician and adjudicator in the Houston area. She is a freelance musician and plays trumpet regularly with the Arpeggio Brass quintet. Jennifer has been a guest writer for the Smart Music Blog, the Band Directors Talk Shop blog, and the Southwestern Musician. She graduated from Sam Houston State University and also marched soprano in the Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps. Jennifer is married to Bryan Rogers, and they have two daughters named Susanna and Caroline.
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  • Lauren Ambeau
  • Lauren Ambeau is in her third year as the principal at Brookside Intermediate. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University. She was named 2017 Principal of the Year in Clear Creek ISD. Lauren is an enthusiastic supporter of the fine arts department, and she was asked by the Brookside Intermediate band directors to speak with them at the Texas Music Educators Association convention in February. Her remarks on relationships and classroom management from the administrator's perspective were well-received. She has also spoken at other conventions on the topics of restructuring resource classrooms, readers and writers workshop, and instructional and collaborative leadership. Lauren's educational philosophy is "We teach students, not subjects." Lauren is married to Kole, and they have two sons named Kade and Kyle.
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